Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Metal Puppy Guard To An Iron Fence

Puppy guards can be add to iron fencing to contain your pets.

Iron is one of the most durable fencing materials on the market. Iron fencing is solid and fashionable, and can greatly increase the value of your home. The majority of iron fence designs have large gaps between the posts, however, making pet containment a challenge. A chicken wire barrier along the bottom of the fence serves as an affordable metal puppy guard to keep your canine companions safe in their own yard.


1. Determine the appropriate height for your metal puppy guard. The wire guard should be tall enough to keep your puppy from climbing over it, even when he reaches his full adult height. Purchase chicken wire of the appropriate height.

2. Put on your gloves and lay the roll of chicken wire against the inside of the first iron fence post. Attach it to the post at the top, middle, and bottom with wire connectors. Pull the connectors as tight as possible, trimming the excess with the wire cutters.

3. Unroll the wire along the iron fence, securing it every five fence posts with connectors. Pull the fence tight as you unroll it to prevent sagging and gaps in the event the puppy attempts to climb on it. If your fence posts are spaced closely together, you can increase the distance between connections to every ten posts.

4. Wire gate panels individually to allow gates to function properly. Measure each gate panel and cut corresponding lengths from the chicken wire. Hold the panels against the iron fence and attach with connectors.

5. Turn your puppy loose in the yard and monitor him to make sure he cannot escape. He may explore the puppy guard and push on it with his nose, but the connectors will hold it securely to the fence and keep him safely contained.

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